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IGS soil scientist Matthew Streeter is part of a new study to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

Water-quality Project Underway in Buchanan County

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

A new project funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center aims to understand the nutrient reduction benefits of roadside ditches.

IGS Maps Show Iowa Counties What Lies Beneath

Posted on January 5th, 2016

William Smith, the “father of English geology,” wasn’t the only geologist to create a map to change the world. Read about how geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey are creating new, geologic maps for the state even today.

A view of the Ottumwa treatment basins.

Safe Drinking Water for Iowans

Posted on September 15th, 2015

Scientists at IIHR are working with municipal water supply operators in several Iowa cities to help bring safe and reliable supplies of drinking water to those communities.

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)

River Clean-ups: An IIHR Service Tradition

Posted on July 29th, 2015

IIHR faculty, staff, and students continue to participate in river clean-ups like Project AWARE, which celebrated its 13th year this July on the Wapsipinicon River.

The UI Mobile Museum is ready to hit the road!

On the Road with the Mobile Museum

Posted on July 10th, 2015

The UI Mobile Museum is hitting the road with a new exhibit focusing on water.

Stephanie Surine: She’s a Rocker

Posted on April 6th, 2015

Stephanie Surine used to collect rocks on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She would fill an empty ice cream bucket with rocks, tote the bucket home, and polish up her finds. “At the time I didn’t realize that was something people did for a living,” she says. “It was just fun.” […]

Carrie Davis: Playing in the Mud

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

by Shianne Gruss Penny Davis likes to say that her daughter Caroline never grew out of the sandbox. Today, Carrie Davis, an assistant research scientist at IIHR— Hydroscience & Engineering, often spends her days knee-deep in riverbeds, monitoring water quality. Before joining IIHR as a postdoc in 2011, Davis was a contract geologist for Iowa […]

A representative from the Office of the State Archaeologist briefly went into the caves and took photos. Photo by Marlin Ingalls

Exploring CR’s ‘Beer Caves’ with Geophysics

Posted on February 8th, 2015

Iowa Geological Survey researchers recently studied the legendary “beer caves” in downtown Cedar Rapids with advanced geophysical technology, (Photo by Marlin Ingalls)

IGS Unveils New Version of Geosam

Posted on December 5th, 2014

The Iowa Geological Survey has released a new update of Geosam, Iowa’s geologic site and sample tracking program.

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